TUI cruises, part of Royal Caribbean’s extended family of cruise lines, is installing exhaust scrubbers produced by the Valmet. "We are proud to continue the supply of our technology to the TUIC fleet. Our scrubber system will ensure for the ships a modern, reliable exhaust gas cleaning system," said, Anssi Mäkelä of Valmet. The scrubbers will be installed in the Mein Schiff 7 and 8 which are being builtl in the Meyer Turku yards in Finland.
James the “Ragin’ Cajun,” Carville and Mary Matalin, two of the brightest political operatives of the last twenty years will take the seas aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 this summer. With the days before the major American political party conventions the married couple will present “Perspectives on the Modern Presidency” and a questions and answer session afterward.
While you were away, here are five things you missed about cruising last week!
Carnival “evaluating” advertising agencies.
Like the change of the seasons, taxes, and death, you can always count on a cyclical review of advertising agencies by the cruise lines. Royal Caribbean International selected Mullen Lowe as it’s new lead agency mid-2015 and Norwegian Cruise Line onboarded two agencies under the Omnicom Group last summer. This time it appears Carnival has started a review, if not of the agencies representing them, than at least how much they are spending and with whom. The news was reported first by AdAge and industry publication and is starting to make the rounds online. On the record Carnival states it is not formally reviewing it’s agencies but it is hard to parse the difference between what they announced and doing just that.
*BREAKING NEWS UPDATED* Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas encountered heavy seas and wind-gusts up to 74 mph this past Sunday. Waves resulted in upturned furniture and cosmetic damage about the ship. Passengers were restricted to their staterooms during the storm which did NOT interrupt viewing of the Superbowl. She has returning to Bayonne with the rest of the cruise now canceled. More details tongiht and on the Royal Caribbean Fan blog *Twitter Picture courtesy of @Flatgreg.